Friday News Roundup, October 11

Still Time to Get Your Ad On!
A quick reminder that The East Nashvillian’s November-December issue is coming up and you can still get your ad in our pages. This edition will feature the debut of our handy “Bad Influencer’s Holiday Guide,” spotlighting weird, wacky, and wonderful ways to survive the holidays on the East Side, along with a special pull-out booklet, The Madisonian, which shines the spotlight on our hip, Northern neighbor(hood).

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New Condo/Retail Building Planned Near Five Points
A new condo/retail development may be on the way for one of the East Side’s most famous bends in the road. Concept drawings were released this week for a new, three-story mixed-use building at 1012 Main St., adjacent to both The 5 Spot and the building that houses Marché Artisan Foods and Duke’s.

The proposed development will include 21 townhomes and approximately 1,500 square feet of retail space. Designed by East Nashville-based Powell Architecture + Building Studio, the development is being undertaken by Nashville-based M Cubed Developments who purchased the former used car lot for $ 3.245 million in April 2019, according to Metro records. M Cubed is also overseeing the construction of boutique hotel at 916 Main St.

Located in the Metro Development and Housing Agency Five Points Redevelopment District, the proposed development requires approval by the MDHA Design Review Committee and the Metro Historic Zoning Commission. The plans are scheduled to be reviewed at the next Metro Historic Zoning Commission meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Sonny West Conference Center in the Howard Office Building (700 Second Ave. S., 37210).

Paddle, Bike, and Run for the Golden Pheasant!
Walk Bike Nashville, Cumberland Kayak, and the East Nasty Running Club are united again to bring the Second Annual Golden Pheasant Triathlon to Shelby Park this Sunday, Oct. 13. This non-competitive triathlon-with-a-twist celebrates East Nashville’s most mysterious fowl with a search on land, water, and well, land for the elusive bird with the auric plumage. Whether you catch a glimpse of the Golden Pheasant or not, it’s a great away to enjoy the fall weather and raise money for Walk Bike Nashville and their mission of creating a more walkable, bikeable, and livable Nashville. For more info visit the Facebook event page.


“Rewind-Stop-Play”: International Cassette Store Day on the East Side
East Side record stores have been celebrating the return of the most-80s music format of all since International Cassette Store Day’s inception in 2014. This year is no different with a special line-up of performances at tapehead havens Grimey’s and The Groove, and DYI-friendly venues The East Room and Drkmttr sponsored by local tape label, Banana Tapes.

For a full rundown of the stages, performers, and schedules, check out the Facebook event page. And for a list of the exclusive releases that will be available at The Groove and Grimey’s, fast forward to the International Cassette Store Day website.

Two Times a 3rd This Weekend
Two great, can’t-miss shows this weekend: Nashville supergroup Trigger Hippy will rock the rafters at 3rd and Lindsley, Friday at 8 p.m. with opening support from Nicole Boggs and The Reel. And stay tuned for profile of Trigger Hippy coming up in our October-November issue! Then, on Sunday, scoot back to 3rd and Lindsley again for our July-August cover star, the fabulous Lillie Mae. With openers The Hardin Drive and Luella, she’ll be keeping things lively on the Lightning 100 Sunday Night show. Tickets for both shows are available at

Quick Bits

  • Congratulations to East Nashville Beer Works who captured a silver medal in the “American-Style Wheat Beer” category for their “Cumberland Punch” at the Great American Beer Festival last weekend in Denver, Colorado. You can help them celebrate their victory by dropping by the East Nashville Beer Works taproom at 320 E. Trinity Lane this weekend!
  • A 3.8-acre property comprising 528-540 Edwin St., near Trinity Lane and Dickerson Road recently sold for $1.4 million, according to a recent story in Nashville Post. In 2017, a development plan for a 32-home residential project was filed with Metro, but it is unknown if the current buyer, Nashville-based real estate developer Legacy South Capital, plans to pursue that project.
  • East Nashville Family Dentistry is now open at 1214 Gallatin Ave., Suite 115 next to Orange Theory. They offer family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, and more. Open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m, they are currently offering a new patient special. To schedule an appointment online, visit or call at 615.610.1680.


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